February 2016 - Zel Skin
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Trust MD Complete to Protect your Skin and Fight off Signs of Aging

Blogger Juliann Newton reviews MD Complete’s MD Complete Anti-Aging Advanced Wrinkle Corrector and MD Complete’s Anti-Aging Youthful Skin Sun Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50 on her beauty products review blog stating “My skin looks as good as it did when I was in my twenties!”

Read the full review at: http://www.allbeautifulmommies.com/blog/entry/3956971/trust-md-complete-to-protect-your-skin-and-fight-off-signs-of-aging

Zel Skin & Laser Specialists Contribute to Comparative Study Topical Products for Treatment of Facial Photodamage

The published clinical report on the “Comparative study of Professional vs Mass Market Topical Products for Treatment of Facial Photodamage” was release January 2016.  The authors included two Zel Skin & Laser Specialists professionals, Irmina Wallander and Brian Zelickson.


SUMMARY BACKGROUND: Many over the counter topical products claim to reverse the signs of cutaneous photo-damage. To date, the two most studied ingredients for improving the texture, tone, and pigmentation of the skin are topical retinoids and hydroquinone.1

OBJECTIVE: This split face study compares a mass market skincare regimen with a prescription skin care regimen for improvement in photo damaged skin.

METHODS: Twenty-seven subjects with moderate photo damaged facial skin were enrolled.   Each subject was consented and assigned with the mass market anti-aging system (Treatment A) to one side of the face and the prescription anti-aging system (Treatment B or Treatment C) to the other side of the face. Treatment B contained 13 subjects whom did not use 0.025% Retinol cream. Treatment C contained 14 subjects who used a 0.025% Retinol Cream. Subjects had 4 visits over 12 weeks for digital photography and surveys. Photographs were evaluated by blinded physicians.

RESULTS: Physician objective analysis showed all three systems to have a statistically significant clinical improvement in photoaged skin seen in as little as 4 weeks of use. Participant’s surveys rated the mass market system higher than both of the professional systems for visible skin changes, ease of use, and likelihood to recommend to a friend. Twelve of twenty-seven subjects preferred the mass market system for overall improvement while twelve thought each system gave the same improvement.

CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that a mass marketed skin care system can give similar clinical improvements in photo-aged skin as a professionally dispensed prescription system and the majority of participants preferred the mass-marketed system.

To read full study, download here.

Authors: Hilary Reich MD,a,b Irmina Wallander BA,a Lacie Schulte MS BA,a Molly Goodier BS,a and Brian Zelickson MDa

aZel Skin & Laser Specialist, Edina, MN
bUniversity of Minnesota Department of Dermatology, MN


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